Week-at-a-Glance and Ministry Announcements

In this post you’ll find the calendar of events for the coming week plus the latest announcements from the ministries of Fourth. Also, don’t miss today’s Midweek Update email. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


Wednesday, May 11
9:30 a.m. | G2G Women’s Bible Study with Children’s Program, Rooms 130 & 132
10:00 a.m. | G2G Women’s Zoom Bible Study, Online
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:30 p.m. | Youth Volunteer Leaders Dinner, Room 007
7:00 p.m. | English Classes, Online
7:30 p.m. | Youth Mission Trip Information Meeting for Rising 12th Graders, Room 102
7:30 p.m. | G2G Women’s Zoom Bible Study, Online

Thursday, May 12
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 233
6:45 p.m. | Fourth Strings Rehearsal, Room 142
8:00 p.m. | G2G Women’s Zoom Bible Study, Online

Saturday, May 14
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 111
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dad’s Group, Online

Sunday, May 15
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Upper Room
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233B
9:30 a.m. | Sunday School Hour, Various Rooms
12:20 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Room 132
6:00 p.m. | Evening Baccalaureate Service, Upper Room
7:00 p.m. | Baccalaureate Dinner for Seniors and Family, Room 007

Monday, May 16
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, May 17
7:00 p.m. |  Missions Committee Meeting, Room 131

Ongoing activities:  Adult Sunday School, Children’s Sunday School, College Students, Community GroupsYoung Adults, Youth Sunday School, and Women’s Bible Studies.


Adult Education

See the Adult Discipleship webpage for class offerings.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Children’s Ministry

Parents, please check in your children before classes at the computers at the Children’s Welcome Center on the first floor or the computers outside the Children’s Library on the second floor. Once your class or service concludes, please immediately pick up your children from Sunday School or Cherub/Children’s Church.

8:00  and 11:00 a.m. 
Nursery, infants-age 2, Room 133
Cherub Church, age 3-preK, Room 218 – Children are escorted by teachers from their classroom to Cherub Church for singing and teaching and back for crafts and activities; pick up in original classroom.
Children’s Church, K-3rd grade, Room 212 – Children sit with their parents in the service, go to the front when the pastor calls them forward for prayer, and are then escorted to their classrooms. If your child does not have a name tag, please go to the back to be assisted by a Children’s Ministry volunteer as your child goes forward. Please pick up your children in Room 212.

9:30 a.m.
Infants to Crawlers, Room 135
Toddlers to Young 2’s, Room 133
Sunday School, age older 2’s-5th grade, Various Rooms

Contacts: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org and Marce Bettridge, mbettridge@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

Blended Family Support Group | May 19, 7:00 p.m., Room 130
Join us the third Thursday of each month as adults in blended families meet for discussion and fellowship. Email blendedfamilies@4thpres.org for more information.

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m., Room 111B
Once a month, we gather to use knitting and crocheting skills to create beautiful, useful items for several church-related ministries. For more information, email yarnsforhope@4thpres.org.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org


Library books can be returned to the main office.

Contact: Jennifer Horst, jhorst@4thpres.org

Lost and Found

The large number of coats left at the church can be found on the coat racks in the Upper Room hallway near the kitchen. Please reclaim yours.

Men’s Ministry

Online Proverbs Study | Mondays, 8:00 p.m., via Zoom, led by Steve Liston and Richard Morris
Men of all ages are welcome. Email menproverbs@4thpres.org for the Zoom link.

Men’s Breakfast | Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room, $4
Men of all ages are invited to gather over a hot breakfast as Dr. Norris teaches from the life of Moses. No reservations are required. Future dates may be found on the Men’s Ministry webpage. Email mof@4thpres.org for more information.

For more information, visit the Men’s Ministry webpage.

Mission DMV

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Bring contributions of food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items in brown paper bags with handles. Donated items go to Fourth’s ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV.

Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org
Contact for Food items: Janie Randell, SERVE@4thpres.org

YoungLives Summer Camp Service Opportunity | August 1-6, $619/volunteer, Lake Champion Camp, Glen Spey, NY
Care for the children of teen moms while they attend summer camp activities at YoungLives Summer Camp (a division of Young Life providing a Christ-centered summer camp experience and childcare for teen mothers). This trip is open to adults and teens. Teens ages 16-17 can serve with an adult chaperone; teens ages 14-15 must serve with a parent. “Mission Trip” letter samples will be provided to raise money. Free background check provided by YoungLives. For more information, please email serve@4thpres.org.
Sign up: www.cognitoforms.com/Ylvs1/goyounglivesapplication2022

For information, visit our Opportunities to Serve webpage.

Special Blessings

Dads’ Group | Saturday, May 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Online
We meet online the second Saturday of each month to provide mutual support, prayer, and encouragement for fathers of young or adult children (any age) with special needs. The group is currently discussing “Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families” by Gary Chapman and Jolene Philo.

For more information visit the Special Blessings webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Summer Camp | June 19-23, NorthBay Adventure Camp
Rising 6th-12th grade students and friends can now register for SuperCamp.  Sign up by June 5 for the early bird special of $575; cost is $635 after that date.

Student and Parent Informational Meeting for Rising 12th Grade Mission Trip | Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m., Room 102
Current juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn about the Senior mission trip to Puerto Rico, July 20-28. RSVP helpful but not required.

Opportunity to Serve | Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive, Saturdays, May 14 and June 11, Upper Portico, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
High school students, 9th-12 grade, and families volunteer to help unload and sort food and household donations. SSL hours are available. Email Noel for questions or to sign up.

Baccalaureate Service | Sunday, May 15, 6:00 p.m., Upper Room
All students and their families are invited to the Baccalaureate service. Seniors and their family are invited to attend our Baccalaureate dinner after the service in Room 007. The cost is $10 per person, seniors attend at no cost. Register online.

For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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